A Leading Nonprofit Organisation
Program Operations Director
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Application Email : talent.acquisition009@gmail.com


Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 17 2021




Position: Program Operations Director

Location: New Delhi

Position Overview:


This is a senior management position primarily responsible for leadership and assistance with the strategic and tactical execution on all work related to implementing organization’s various programs. The Program Operations Director will oversee the implementation, coordination, reporting of our current and prospective work. The position will report directly to the Country Director. He/ She will supervise three senior managers who are directly responsible for managing states and INCO operations. Frequent travel to all provinces where Organization works will be required.



  • Oversee execution and implementation of all the programs at country level, their budgeting and internal controls as per the design created by the technical programs staff

  • Supervise, coach and mentor reportees.

  • Coordinate with Program Director with respect to expansion and development of programs

  • Coordinate program plans and budget process, working closely with Finance Department.

  • Supervise annual planning and budgeting exercise and provide directions to the operations teams and other departments.

  • Conduct appraisals of senior managers in coordination with the Program Directors to identify and ensure support for staff capacity building needs.

  • Visit project sites at least  20% of the time to support and supervise program implementation

  • As part of the Country Management Team, implement ideas that address program priorities in coordination with Program Directors  and in collaboration with the technical program staff,

  • Provide input into strategic and operational planning exercises

  • Work with relevant in-country, and State staff to strengthen and improve program impact and sustainability.

  • Ensure high quality, effective and efficient execution of programs and successful achievement of annual goals

  • Collaborate with the Programs, and coordinate with  monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team to support M&E of all programs

  • Identify, track and document program trends, lessons learned and best practices and report to Country Program technical staff to consider in new program designs

  • Ensure that organizational, governmental and donor reports are provided on a timely basis

  • Explore shared-learning and networking opportunities.

  • Ensure that all MOUs are prepared / revised in timely manner.

  • Ensure government approval for all Organization’s programs and ensure they are implemented directly or through Organization’s partners.

  • Ensure all programs are implemented within the various guidelines established by Organization, including those relating to human resources management, finance and regulatory compliance.

  • Ensure monthly and quarterly reports are submitted on time.

  • Represent Organization at relevant meetings and assist in planning and hosting donor visits

  • Provide regular updates on program implementation and plans to the Country Director

  • Participate in any other activities as required to fulfill the objectives of the organization

Reporting and Documentation

  • Review and submit monthly progress reports and draw up action points to be followed up with program teams or other departments.

  • Work with various departments to ensure timely submission of all organizational, governmental and donor reports.

  • Act as the point person for all information requests from regional and global offices and donors

  • Work with the communications team to develop and print communication materials.

  • Provide regular updates on program Implementation and plans to the Country Director

  • Explore shared-learning and networking opportunities

External Coordination and Networking

  • Stay informed about trends in the fields of Education (early grade literacy, girl education and life skills, and Library) and use this information to assess and inform Organization’s Literacy program.

  • Build partnerships with NGOs and other organizations with similar agenda as RtR, with the goal of becoming a key player in this community

  • Collaborates with the government to build support for early grade reading, life skills, library, in general and the RtR approach in particular.


  • Participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfil the objectives of the organization.

  • Represent RtR at various platforms.

Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s in education / social sciences / Social Work or equivalent

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge of various programs and organizations in the field of early grade reading/literacy in India and abroad.

  • Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills, including skills of managing and mentoring people

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge/ training in linguistics will be an added advantage

To be successful as a member of the Organization’s team, you will also:

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization

  • Be an innovative and creative thinker that tries new things and inspires others to do so

  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness

  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Organization has zero tolerance when it comes to child abuse and exploitation and believes that all children have equal rights to protection. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the child protection policy, code of conduct and standards and will undergo rigorous reference and background check through third party. Background check will include the verification of employment history and criminal check. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Organization is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.




Organization offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include thirteenth month bonus, health insurance and a retirement plan. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality in education.

Application Procedure:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) to talent.acquisition009@gmail.com with “Program Operations Director” as the case might be in the subject line.

Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from the receiver. Organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

Job Email id: talent.acquisition009@gmail.com